The Feast of the Sacred Heart is World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests. Please join us in prayer:

Prayer for Priests


eternal High Priest, you offered

yourself to the Father on the altar of the Cross and through

the outpouring of the Holy Spirit gave your priestly people a share in your

redeeming sacrifice.

Hear our prayer for the

sanctification of our priests.

Grant that all who are ordained to

the ministerial priesthood may be ever more conformed to you, the divine

Master. May they

preach the Gospel with pure heart and clear conscience.

Let them be shepherds according to

your own Heart,

single- minded in service to you and

to the Church and shining examples of a holy, simple and joyful life.

Through the prayers of the Blessed

Virgin Mary, Your Mother and ours, draw all

priests and the flocks entrusted to their care to the fullness of eternal life where You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.

AMEN. Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee.